Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
harvard university and lloyd shapley from the university of california, los angeles. professor shapley developed a theory on so-called matching methods. professor alvin used shapley's theory to clarify market functions. the academy says the two economists have achieved outstanding economic engineering. >>> a former syrian opposition leader says the u.n. and arab league envoy may take a new approach to ending the civil war. burhan ghalioun says lakhdar brahimi wants to send in thousands of peacekeepers. government and opposition forces have been fighting for a year and a half. ghalioun said brahimi hopes to deploy at least 3,000 armed peacekeepers. 300 unarmed u.n. monitors were forced to leave the country in august. government and opposition forces are fighting for control of the northern city of aleppo and the central city of homs. human rights activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising began in march of last year. they say more than 300,000 have fled to neighboring countries. brahimi plans to visit damascus this week to present his proposal to
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
: the los angeles county sheriff's department teaches staff the best way to use social media to solve crime. >> you can go back to those creative writing classes with the understanding that you have potential civil and criminal consequences for what you write. >> reporter: they warned writers not to use racially charged language and must never post rumors. the instructor teaches the good relations with the citizens. >> you have to speak to them when there is not an emergency in order to buildi a following o when the crisis happens, that you're there and you're able to help them, and they know where to find you. >> reporter: through social media, police gain the potential help of thousands of citizens, and as relgtss between the police and public improve, criminals have less room to maneuver. mayumi maruyama, nhk world, los angeles. >>> japan's nuclear regulation authority is considering investigating potentially active faults near nuclear plant under construction in northern japan. chairman tanaka said any doubts about false nuclear plans must be cleared up. he said the authority may order
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
at your temperatures. things are still very summer-like here in los angeles. at 34 degrees. that's going to be dropping to your single digits on your thursday. do watch out for that. now taking a look at this, this will prove it actually is autumn. autumn is here across much of the northern hemisphere. actually a very, very huge pumpkin weighing over a thousand kilograms. ron wallace's record-breaking effort won him first place many-in this contest, and he took home $65,000 for this gigantic vegetable. on that note, here's your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
things are pretty hot. 29 degrees in los angeles, but on the other side of the jet stream looking at denver at 18 degrees. that's going to be much warmer into your saturday, about 23. bismarck we're looking at 9 but finally into the double digits on your saturday. here in europe, we are going to be finding on andoff showers across the north and in the iberian peninsula, we still have to talk act the ongoing showers. already the ground is very loose from the previous rainfall, but, yes, another round of very heavy rain could target the region with frequent lightning and hail as well as damaging gusts not being ruled out. across the central portions and locations, you can see that clear skies will be up and about and also the temperatures not bad at all, berlin at 21 degrees, rome at 27. here's your extended forecast. >>> the french queen marie antoinette is known for her life of luxury. now a pair of her slippers has sold for more than $80,000. about 80 of the queen's personal items were put up for auction in paris. the event was held on anniversary of her execution in 1793. the pa
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
degrees. los angeles staying in the 20s as well. houston, a little bit warmer there at 29. staying above average here across the eastern seaboard. in europe, still in the northern regions, the scandinavian peninsula, and european peninsula looking at unsettled and cool weather. very sunny and warm across much of central portions. vienna, 17. berlin, 20. rome looking at 27 degrees. however, the unstable conditions will be prevailing across the peninsula. any additional precipitation could trigger flooding and mud slides and frequent lightning, hail and gusts are a possibility and temperatures are cooling down due to the cold front passing through the region. here's our extended forecast. >> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us.